I've packed up six boxes of books, culled out my closet for clothes I don't wear, and started sorting through my kitchen. We are shipping a few boxes, packing our car, and getting rid of the rest. It feels freeing to eliminate most of our stuff! So much of it we don't use or need. Now we have the opportunity to start over and keep our purchases to what is actually necessary.
Despite the progress made thus far, our house doesn't look too much different. It's cluttered but small areas are slowly starting to empty out. Today I emptied out my side of the closet, scrubbed it down, and vacuumed the floor. Then I emptied our game shelves and scrubbed those down. Tomorrow I'll start consolidating the kitchen and cleaning the empty cupboards.
And in the middle of it all, I feel the need to be creative. I'm trying to finish up my denim quilt before we leave. It's extremely hot here in Phoenix but Seattle has daily highs in the 50s! I might need that quilt sooner than I think.